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 05-10-2013, 03:25 PM #1 dog_style UG Senior Member     Join Date: May 2013 Location: the U.S. of A. how many octaves does a 22 fret bass have? and how do you figure?
 05-10-2013, 04:05 PM #2 Deliriumbassist UG's only DB     Join Date: Apr 2006 Location: Presidential Palace Assuming you're tuned in fourths, you work out how many notes your bass can produce. Using the formula: Notes= 1+ number of frets + 5(number of strings-1) So my 24 fret 5 string bass tuned in fourths makes: Notes= 1+24+(5x4)= 45 45/12 (12 semitones per octave)= 3 full octaves and an extra 9 semitones. So four string, 22 fret would be: 1+22+15= 38 notes, which is 3 full octaves and an extra 2 semitones. Pretty sure that's the formula anyways. Edit: This doesn't cover harmonics. __________________ YES! YES! YES! CAPRICCIO, MY NEW (REVIVED!) MUSIC BLOG! Last edited by Deliriumbassist : 05-10-2013 at 04:08 PM.
 05-10-2013, 08:12 PM #3 Ziphoblat The Enigma     Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: Purgatory Surely it would be one extra semitone, not two? __________________ Save a Cow, Eat a Vegan.
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 Originally Posted by Deliriumbassist Assuming you're tuned in fourths, you work out how many notes your bass can produce. Using the formula: Notes= 1+ number of frets + 5(number of strings-1) So my 24 fret 5 string bass tuned in fourths makes: Notes= 1+24+(5x4)= 45 45/12 (12 semitones per octave)= 3 full octaves and an extra 9 semitones. So four string, 22 fret would be: 1+22+15= 38 notes, which is 3 full octaves and an extra 2 semitones. Pretty sure that's the formula anyways. Edit: This doesn't cover harmonics.

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 05-11-2013, 11:12 AM #5 MopMaster Registered User   Join Date: Feb 2008 Location: Wirral, UK (home)/ Durham, UK (uni) Well, the lowest note you've got is an E (assuming standard tuning, same works so long as you're tuned in fourths, you're just moving it all around some), and the open G is 1 octave and a minor third (four semis) up from there. So unless you do harmonic wizardry higher than the fretboard goes, you've got 1 octave plus 4+22=26 semitones. But in that 26 notes is 2 12's, each of which is an octave. So you've got 1+2=3 octaves, and 2 semitones (26-24) left over on top. edited- I can't count octaves for some reason. __________________ I'm just a Placeholder, hiding in my Chrysalis, cowering away from the Wars in my Twisted Dreams with Biologists and Angel Goddesses This isn't shameless advertisement, honest. Last edited by MopMaster : 05-11-2013 at 11:14 AM.
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 Originally Posted by anarkee You know you are dead sexy when you do maths... And yes, he's correct.

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 05-12-2013, 06:20 PM #10 dog_style UG Senior Member     Join Date: May 2013 Location: the U.S. of A. my brain is hurting now.
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Simply put:

N= 1+f+5(s-1)

Where N=notes, f=frets, s=strings
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05-13-2013, 02:46 PM   #12
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 Originally Posted by Deliriumbassist Simply put: N= 1+f+5(s-1) Where N=notes, f=frets, s=strings

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